TerrANTALife 1.0 Biodiversity data checklist of known Antarctic terrestrial and freshwater life forms

Pertierra, Luis R.; Varliero, Gilda; Barbosa, Andrés; Biersma, Elisabeth M.; Convey, Peter ORCID:; Chown, Steven L.; Cowan, Don; De Los Rios, Asunción; Escribano-Alvarez, Pablo; Fontaneto, Diego Fontaneto; Fraser, Ceridwen; Harris, Mathew; Hughes, Kevin ORCID:; Griffiths, Huw ORCID:; le Roux, Peter; Liu, Xiaoyue P.; Lynch, Heather; Majewska, Roksana; Martinez, Pablo A.; Molina-Montenegro, Marco; Olalla-Tarraga, Miguel A.; Peck, Lloyd ORCID:; Quesada, Antonio; Ronquillo, Cristina; Ropert-Coudert, Yan; Sancho, Leopoldo; Terauds, Aleks; Vianna, Juliana; Wilmotte, Annick; Hortal, Joaquín; Greve, Michelle. 2023 TerrANTALife 1.0 Biodiversity data checklist of known Antarctic terrestrial and freshwater life forms. Biodiversity Data Journal, 12, e106199. 35, pp.

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Incomplete species inventories for Antarctica represent a key challenge for comprehensive ecological research and conservation in the region. Additionally, data required to understand population dynamics, rates of evolution, spatial ranges, functional traits, physiological tolerances and species interactions, all of which are fundamental to disentangle the different functional elements of Antarctic biodiversity, are mostly missing. However, much of the fauna, flora and microbiota in the emerged ice-free land of the continent have an uncertain presence and/or unresolved status, with entire biodiversity compendia of prokaryotic groups (e.g. bacteria) being missing. All the available biodiversity information requires consolidation, cross-validation, re-assessment and steady systematic inclusion in order to create a robust catalogue of biodiversity for the continent.

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Additional Keywords: Antarctica, biodiversity, polar fauna, polar flora, polar microorganisms, species inventories
Date made live: 01 Feb 2024 16:56 +0 (UTC)

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